Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The French Room

Over the weekend I officially graduated from Wade College with my degree in Merchandise Marketing. To celebrate this accomplishment my handsome boyfriend and I wanted to go somewhere we've been planning for quite a while now. The French Room is located inside the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. It's walls have seen many famous faces such as our favorite musicians Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey. So of course, we must dress up in our best 1930's/1940's. We had to get a few good shots of our outfits to remember this night.

I am wearing a late 1930's, early 1940's bias cut, liquid satin evening gown and matching jacket, with mink trimmings. All accessories are from around this time as well. My boyfriend is wearing a three piece suit from 1935, with a 1940's silk tie.

The amount of fabric used in this gown is beyond incredible. One of the things I loved about this dress was the fading on the satin. Yes, it shows it's age and wear, but the color it produced made it unique.

I guess you could say I am channeling Jean Harlow just a bit...

This photo is from 1913, one year after the hotel's completion. You can see that it was the tallest building of the Dallas skyline at the time.

Here is a beautiful older interior shot of the staircase, which was near the entrance to the French Room.


Today, the Adolphus Hotel is still one of the most beautiful buildings in Dallas.


Here is a better photo of the interior of the French Room, which gives you a better idea than my phone's camera below.

It was a wonderful evening, and we were treated like royalty. When they found out I graduated college, on my dessert was a chocolate that said "congratulations". This is by far the best restaurant we have been to and we will be going back here as soon as possible!